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  # 1773702 1-May-2017 18:19
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NonprayingMantis:

 

to be fair, Auckland houses are NOT designed to withstand any sort of cold weather.

 

thin wooden walls, no insulation, no heating, HUGE gaps in windows and doors.

 

 

 

So yeah, 6 degrees weather when you live in a house that is warm is nothing.

 

When you live in a house that is colder than the air outside, not quite so much.

 

 

Sounds like a lot of older houses around New Zealand


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  # 1773708 1-May-2017 18:35
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meesham:

NonprayingMantis:


to be fair, Auckland houses are NOT designed to withstand any sort of cold weather.


thin wooden walls, no insulation, no heating, HUGE gaps in windows and doors.


 


So yeah, 6 degrees weather when you live in a house that is warm is nothing.


When you live in a house that is colder than the air outside, not quite so much.



Sounds like a lot of older houses around New Zealand



Sounds exactly like my student flat once upon a time. The heater only worked around a1m radius. When the wind blows outside, the wind blows inside (you can both hear and feel it indoors). When you reach into the fridge, it feels warm in there.

Note: not making anything up not exaggerating. Really did happen.




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1773762 1-May-2017 19:44
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Well its 7-41pm in ChCh. 3.6C, feels it too. Im just back from North Queensland, where it was 29 and humid, 21 at night.

 

Haven't read the article. I took my daughter to AKL quite a few years ago, it was 13 that night, the motel chick commented it was cold. Its all relative. Anywhere can be cold, or warm, its not news


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  # 1773764 1-May-2017 19:47
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4.9 deg in Chch at the moment - though it's 9 deg on the Port Hills where I am, quite typically 4-6 deg warmer than on the flat areas of Chch - we seldom get a frost here.  We did get trapped by deep snow for a whole day in 1992 or was it 1993?

 

I lit the log-burner - in a (now) well insulated but older house, it's too hot.  I've actually ordered some heat pumps, as on only moderately cool nights like this, it's almost a waste to start the fire (then open windows).

 

 

 

That's in an early 1960s house, but thoroughly renovated, including recladding to current building code with insulation to external walls, extra insulation added to ceiling, sub-floor insulation installed.

 

Biggest single difference IMO was as part of recladding, all window/door joinery needed to be flashed.  Internally there was always probably some air movement from the cavity, sneaking through small gaps around architraves - which tend to warp or get a little loose over the decades. That old cavity design was also open to the sub-floor and ceiling space.  Now that's sealed, the cavity is vented but air from there can't get in.

 

 

 

Edit - now 2.8 in Chch, 8 deg on Port Hills.

 

 


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4.9 deg in Chch at the moment - though it's 9 deg on the Port Hills where I am, quite typically 4-6 deg warmer than on the flat areas of Chch - we seldom get a frost here.  We did get trapped by deep snow for a whole day in 1992 or was it 1993?

 

I lit the log-burner - in a (now) well insulated but older house, it's too hot.  I've actually ordered some heat pumps, as on only moderately cool nights like this, it's almost a waste to start the fire (then open windows).

 

 

 

That's in an early 1960s house, but thoroughly renovated, including recladding to current building code with insulation to external walls, extra insulation added to ceiling, sub-floor insulation installed.

 

Biggest single difference IMO was as part of recladding, all window/door joinery needed to be flashed.  Internally there was always probably some air movement from the cavity, sneaking through small gaps around architraves - which tend to warp or get a little loose over the decades. That old cavity design was also open to the sub-floor and ceiling space.  Now that's sealed, the cavity is vented but air from there can't get in.

 

 

 

Edit - now 2.8 in Chch, 8 deg on Port Hills.

 

 

 

 

I didn't realise the hills were that warner than the flat. It is a bit nippy! Im in Halswell (Aidanfield) But I like the four seasons. Blue skys again tomorrow


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tdgeek:

 

 

 

I didn't realise the hills were that warner than the flat. It is a bit nippy! Im in Halswell (Aidanfield) But I like the four seasons. Blue skys again tomorrow

 

 

On still nights like this, usually a big difference due to temperature inversion. We're 150m above sea level.

 

I like the seasons too - and cold clear winter days in Chch.  This time of year is often really nice, but the way it's been so far this year, goodness knows.


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Well at this stage not too cold!!!! Not winging yet BTR!!!!! Don't ring the God-Bothers yet tongue-out


 
 
 
 


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  # 1773834 1-May-2017 20:37
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10 c in the "very cold - I couldnt possibly live there" city of Dunedin


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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

 

 

I didn't realise the hills were that warner than the flat. It is a bit nippy! Im in Halswell (Aidanfield) But I like the four seasons. Blue skys again tomorrow

 

 

On still nights like this, usually a big difference due to temperature inversion. We're 150m above sea level.

 

I like the seasons too - and cold clear winter days in Chch.  This time of year is often really nice, but the way it's been so far this year, goodness knows.

 

 

And I am sure it was 92. Logfire on, warm inside, I think CTV had a camera in Colombo St, no people to be seen though!


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  # 1773908 1-May-2017 22:25

Accuweather.com is currently reporting that the overnight low for Auckland is actually 8deg. So probably the metservice getting it wrong again.

 

 

 

Not going to bother starting my oil boiler just yet. Ill just plug in another electric heater instead.






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  # 1773910 1-May-2017 22:28
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Blankets.


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NonprayingMantis:

to be fair, Auckland houses are NOT designed to withstand any sort of cold weather.


thin wooden walls, no insulation, no heating, HUGE gaps in windows and doors.


 


So yeah, 6 degrees weather when you live in a house that is warm is nothing.


When you live in a house that is colder than the air outside, not quite so much.


 


 



Way too generalised.

I have double glazing, thermally broken windows, a fireplace, R5 roof, R3.8 walls and a heat transfer system. Totally unworried about 6deg and am 'in' Auckland too.
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  # 1773952 1-May-2017 23:46
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So far in the bedroom and office room, the AC has stopped cooling and is now just off.

 

Not going to bother changing it to auto unless it gets really bad, because it stinks after about 5-6 months on cool with all that crap over the coils in it. Will change to heat when I can have the window open and be outside to not endure that odor.





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Help me, people!! It's only 3 Centigrade here in the Wairarapa right now!!

 

Heaven forfend! I am lost! Tis the Devil's work, I tell you!! Global warming! Doom! Donald Trump! Doom! Rising seas! It's getting warmer! My god - it's raining as well! 

 

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  # 1773966 2-May-2017 05:15
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Here in the Bay the temperature is yoyoing. Was cold enough to turn the heat blanket on last night then bounced up to 15 C in the night now is back down to 6. Crisp but clear out. Probably be a nice sunny day.

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